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ar Creek Grapevine By Lois Williams Charlie Siau- that his wife, rapidly surgery Helen, who is presi- of the Business and Womens Club, the Clubs Confe- ia Athens over the 1-2. She was to Memorial Hospi- where the Was quickly diagno- corrective surgery Commander of Foreign 4376 in Seven urging local high to participate of Democracy program. The the sponsor of Democracy Pro- 16 years and more students have in it during that nts write and three to five minute t script on "My Res- to America." Five ire then chosen with other state m Washington D.C. winners will total of $22,500 in resident Lu. was observed at Creek Garden Elephant booth Barrel City Flea last Saturday finger- blond wig. When Lulu confessed that wondering if she it as part of her costume for the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Halloween Party later this month. Several nearby ladies consulted with her about the possibilities of the wig. Could it be frazzled like a Phyllis Dillr or brush- ed into sleek waves like Mac West? With her laughing eyes sparkling with mischief, Lu- 'iu, who admits to being in her mid-70's and acts like she's at most a lively 59, plunked down her cash for the wig and her consultants all agreed that whatever forever young Lulu does with it, she'll have more fun than anyone at the party. There are new faces smil- ing a greeting at customers when they enter The Meat Palace 'in Gun Barrel City Plaza these days. They are Harvey and Betty Dry. The Dry's are residents of the Lively community in the Scurry area. Harvey has been in the meat processing busi- ness for 25 years and prom- ises local folks in search of good meat that they can always find it at The Meat Palace. Carl First is inviting the general public to drop into his Framers Daughter shop in the Gun Barrel City Plaza sometime during the week of October 17-22 and view a special art show. Carl's stu- dents will be displaying paint- ings that they have produced under Carl's expert guidance. Pat Boatman, publicity di- rector for the 49'ers Senior Citizens Club has armounced that the club's annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be G.M, Williams Co, ph. 738-9831 Jewelry Distributor Ft. Worth Bulk Turquoise Slabbed - Cabbed Finished Jewelry Full Line Of Regular Costume Jewelry Work For Yourself ACREAGE TRACTS HOMES For Quick Sales List With gue Real Estate N. Third Street Mabank, Texas 287-4762 Mabank 8874448 )tour eieetrk bill. is essential in the production of electricity. Texas & Light Company generating plants bum very of natural gas or lignite coal and, when gas are short, oil to produce steam which generators. are charged to each TP&L customer I to the number of kUowatt-hours of electricity customer. / 1, 1977, your basic rate for electric fuel cost of about eight-tenths of one 3r each kilowatt-hour. The additional cost of fuel Produce your electricity was shown on your a fuel adjustment factor. ,ly 1, 1977, under requirements of the new Commission of Texas, all fuel costs have basic rate. Now, the entire pay for the fuel required to produce the you used is shown on yourbili in the space 'Amt. This amount is figured by the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity by a fuel adjustment factor which appears on the space identified, Fuel Cost per Kwh. is simply the per kilowatt-hour cost of all to produce your electricity. r kilowatt-hour and the fuel amount on , from month to month. These either up or down, occur as the price r each kind of fuel fluctuates and as the each kind of fuel used varies. POWER & LIGH'F COMPANY A tax-paying, investor-owned electric utility served the evening of Novem-' ber 19 in the Seven Points City Hall. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this event and it's a bargain because the 49'ers superior cooks spread a fes- tive table. Proceeds from the fund raising dinner will be added to their growing build- ing fun for a Senior Citizens Center to be built next year. Ray Densmore, Comman- der of the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter, says that the organization will sponsor a chili cook-out on Friday, October 14th at the Seven Points City Hall. Mr. Densmore is inviting every- one to come enjoy the home- made chili. Tickets will cost $2.00 for adults and $1.25 for children. Profits from this fund raising event will be used to assist DAV members, their widows and orphans. Friday, October 14 is the day to plan to attend the Annual Senior Citizens Arts and Craft show in the Natio- nal Guard Armory in Athens. Several lake area residents will be showing a variety of handmade items. The hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, and early Christmas shoppers may find this is the place to find something unique for someone special to open on a happy Christmas day. Powell Galloway is a big man in more ways than one. His Trade Winds neighbors say that he needs his big body to accomodate his giant heart. Many Tool Residents have learned that in any hour of need, Powell is usually first on the scene with a comfort- ing word and a helping hand. Fellow members of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool know him as a hardworking, devout member of their congregation who lives his religion seven days a week. Terry Mason of the Rafter M Boot and Saddle Repair shop in Mabank will tell you that Powell is also a man of mighty physique. Powell recently won a gift certificate that Terry donated as a door prize for the Presidents Property Owners Giant Family Fish Fry and decided that he would trade his prize for a new belt. Terry was willing but found that none of his stock would encir- cle Powell's generous middle. He agreed to make a special belt for Powell. Terry spends most of his evenings hand tooling his leathergoods in the comfort of his home and says that Powell's belt fascinates everyone in his family and all their visitors. When he spreads it across his coffee table to work on it, it hangs off both ends of the table and touches the floor It's overall length is 64 inches and Powell says he's been on a diet recently. Key Ranch Estate Ladies Meet Ladies of Key Ranch Es- tates held their first bi- monthly Arts and Crafts Get- Together on Tuesday, Octo- ber 4 in their community center. Ladies worked on their individual projects through- out the evening, and heard a talk by Marilyn Leonard of Kraft Korners in Seven Points who presented old and new craft ideas and stimulated interest among the women The next scheduled meeting for the group will be October 18. Did You Know? By Lu Ten Napel m Thimble, thimble, who has the thimble? Or was that button? Anyway-a fun thing to collect are thimbles. So easy to carry home and you can usually find them every- where. As a decorative object, the thimble has, through the ages, undergone a sort of transformation from utilita- rian device to become what would more properly be call- ed jewelry. In the process, it also became collectible. Pieces of bone or wood were probably the first things used as thimbles for the seam- stress in sewing skins. Bronze thimbles with an open end have been found in the ruins of Herculaneum, in the Ro- man ruins in England, and in Roman excavations of anci- ent Paris. Thimbles of leather and of boxwood were used in Europe during the Middle Ages. And by the 14th century, thimbles of expensive metal were cast for the noble families, some even with engravings of coats of arms. Many were encrust- ed with precious stones. Thimbles have been-and some still are-made of brass, pewter, china, enamel, glass, mother-of-pearl, ivory, gold and silver. Scrimshaw and alabaster have also been found. The Scottish craftsmen produced some of the most beautiful silver and gold thimbles while the Chinese have specialized in thimbles made of jade. According to some collec- tors, the origin of the word thimble, comes from "thumb" and "bell', because many centuries ago thimbles were worn on the thumb. They were called "thum- bells," "thumbles," "thy- reels," and "thummies." A sailor's thimble, used while he sews sails, is usually a piece of leather which covers the thumb and also goes around the hand with a strap. Some Eskimo thimbles are made of soft buckskin, also walrus ivory which have an open end and worn on the index finger. Thimbles have been used for advertising and political campaign items for years. They were used for com- memorative purposes such as gifts at coronations, and royal weddings. Sewing machine manufacturers, dairies and bread companies, dry-clean- ing firms and soft drink Key Ranch Directors Meet The board of directors of future. the Key Ranch Estates Pro- The Presidents Property perty Owners Association Owners Association plan to met on Saturday, Octl 8 at meet at the Key Ranch Es- their Community Center. tates Community Center on There was good attendance Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. by the directors and many All members are urged to plans were discussed for the attend. Kroehler Centurian '499. 95 Loveseat Reg. s459.95 s s359.95 companies are some who have used the thimble as a promotional item. The collection at Colonial Williamsburg, includes por- celain thimbles with the mark of Stevenson and Hancock, a Royal Worcester thimble with a robin painted on it, and an enamel thimble from Batter- sea. Paul Revere even made a gold thimble for his wife. The King of Siam had a thimble made for his wife, made of solid gold and cover- ed with diamonds in a lotus design. It was valued at $50,000. I wonder if she could sew? Usually, the price range is $5 to $10. The gold and jeweled thimbles from $10 up. As a collectable item, their fun, and interesting and some are mini works of art. If You're Looking]'or D00amonds We've Got Them at a Price You Can Afford!!! Brocks ]ewe,lers Market Street Mabank HUDDLE MUFFLER NOW OPEN 1 Mile South of Mabank on Hwy. 90 Complete Auto Repair Service Minor & Major SHOP Complete Custom Exhaust Work On a ALL Makes & Models American & Foreign TEXAS Texas best tastin' tacos, made from our special recipe with seasoned meat, cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce in crunchy golden tact) shells. mbo00e00 L